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A Wise Judge

With all the crazy decisions that judges are handing down these days, it is refreshing to hear about one who is using a bit of common sense.

Citing national security, U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Kennelly threw out a lawsuit aimed at blocking AT&T from giving telephone records to the government for use in the war on terror.

Here’s part of his ruling:

“The court is persuaded that requiring AT&T to confirm or deny whether it has disclosed large quantities of telephone records to the federal government could give adversaries of this country valuable insight into the government’s intelligence activities.”

It is always refreshing to hear about the ACLU taking it on the chin. Let’s hope for many more decisions like this.